Spring '00 Books Quarterly When a recent book of feminist essays published by local Seal Press featured images of Barbie on its cover, Mattel responded with a lawsuit. Kristy Ojala finds out just how much power a 40-year-old doll wields around here. Roger Downey postulates that science sells, despite the lack of current readable evidence; Kurt B. Reighley lends an ear to a new Kathy Acker CD; Michaelangelo Matos decides if Dave Eggers really is a Genius; and David Massengill takes on the nature vs. nurture debate. Plus, book excerpts from Weekly writers, short reviews, and a call for more Metro bus poetry! Seal of disapproval
A local publisher meets Barbie's makers—in court. by Kristy Ojala Barbierians at the gate
by Diane Sepanski Spoken words
A posthumous CD release captures the spark of a talent gone too soon. by Kurt B. Reighley Looking for the Perfect Beat
by Kurt B. Reighley Boys will be boys
The case that shattered theories about gender identity. by David Massengill Heartbreaker
A Chinese American chef loves 'em and leaves 'em. by Soyon Im Remember the . . . ?
The bloody Texan battle is captured in a compelling new novel. by J. Kingston Pierce Truth—or tabloid?
Respectable publishers use sensationalism to sell science. by Roger Downey And, for the (fossil) record...
by Roger Downey First the Web, then the shelf
A novel makes its on-screen debut. by Angela Gunn Rough roads
A Southern author shines so bright he could blot out the sun. by Richard A. Martin A cautiously enthusiastic book review
First book by the editor of McSweeney's touching, gimmicky. by Michaelangelo Matos Book Shorts
by Seattle Weekly Staff Poetry to go
How to bring your verse to the masses. . by Brian Miller